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Old 11-26-2017, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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A Rolex is a statement of wealth and the fact you want everybody to know you can afford one. Tacky.
If I wanted to make statements of wealth, I wouldn't wear jeans and t shirts from Target with silly sayings on them everywhere I go.

People who have no money assume a lot of silly things.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:16 AM
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Location: Tennesee
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I don't need a watch, I just look at my phone.

A Rolex is a statement of wealth and the fact you want everybody to know you can afford one. Tacky.
Not everyone would even recognize a Rolex, or know if it was a real one.

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If I wanted to make statements of wealth, I wouldn't wear jeans and t shirts from Target with silly sayings on them everywhere I go.

People who have no money assume a lot of silly things.
Most people assume a lot of silly things.

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Old 11-26-2017, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
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Kevin, though, most are a little too masculine for me I would not say no to the gift. I have seen some in luxury magazines, not rolex that look like pure art. The latter interests me more and I have no idea if the cost is the same. I have a vague memory of googling and it was around 17k the last one I loved. I don't have any watches over 3k in cost.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I don't need a watch, I just look at my phone.

A Rolex is a statement of wealth and the fact you want everybody to know you can afford one. Tacky.
What a rude and unkind thing to say.

My grandmother gave me mine in the 1980s and I have no idea what she paid.

It is stainless with a white face. If that is tacky, please tell me what is subtle.
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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If I wear a watch, I wear a cheap one. I always went for sturdy....and waterproof as a young mom, back in the day. I've had many timex brand watches in my day which were always sturdy and dependable.

I don't bother anymore, I simply check my phone, or loo at my clock on my laptop, in my car, or on my stove or microwave these days
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Old 11-26-2017, 09:43 AM
 
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I don't particularly like the one you posted since I prefer something a little more feminine. There are some women's Rolex watches that I do like but I'd never buy one just BECAUSE it's a Rolex. I do wear a watch everyday (I don't have my phone in my hand all the time) and the current one I wear was a gift from my son, which means a lot to me.
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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The watch I wear most is my Citizens Eco which has a conservative band of diamonds on the bezel. It is not a 'showy' watch, it is pretty and practical. I bought it as a gift to myself, approx.$325. about 10 yrs. ago -- if you are familiar with the Ecos, they never need winding. Love it!
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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I got a sweet Rolex in NYC at about 10 pm from a guy that had 30-40 of them in a case. Best $40 I ever spent AND it actually keeps time!

I bought it as a gag but in reality it sits right on top of my dresser as a "decoy" so in the event of a robbery the real one doesn't get found!

I bought one in December 1990 and still have it, rarely wear it. Today that identical watch is 3X the price I paid for it.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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What a rude and unkind thing to say.

My grandmother gave me mine in the 1980s and I have no idea what she paid.

It is stainless with a white face. If that is tacky, please tell me what is subtle.
I agree.
It could also be that someone is just from a different socioeconomic background and a Rolex is to them what a Timex is to others. Not a statement of anything, just a normal watch to have.
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Old 11-26-2017, 12:43 PM
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An interesting link about Rolex:
10 Things Every Rolex Owner Should Know - Business Insider
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